December 11, 2020 by Chuck Zwicker for Stand for Freedom Canada
Claim Reviewed: Pre-trib, Mid-trip, pre-rapture prior to the return of Jesus is all false doctrine.
Type: False doctrine and teachings
Pre-trib, Mid-trip, pre-rapture prior to the return of Jesus is all false doctrine.
Do you believe in a pre-trib rapture of any kind? This is false doctrine and teaching.
To first answer this question we must look at what Jesus said, not what we think or have been taught.
John Chapter 6 Jesus says not once, not twice but 4 times, ‘and I will raise him up at the last day.’ Referring to anyone who has passed in this body including all who are saved and unsaved. This is referring to a day but not just any day it is the ‘last day’. You will be either raised unto the resurrection of life or the resurrection of damnation, John 5:29. Please read all of John Chapter 6 to get the full understanding.
John 11: 24-26 ‘Martha Saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he liveth and believeth in me shall never die, Believeth thou this?’
Even Jesus believed in a last day, and this is when the resurrection would take place it is specific time in the future. The last day. All these events are not done in part or prior to this day, all resurrection events take place upon the return of Jesus which is the ‘LAST DAY’.
1 Thessalonians 4: 16 tells us that dead in Christ shall rise first. Meaning exactly that the dead will rise first but not just the saved dead, all dead are raised. Some to life some to damnation. So you cannot have this in more than one part as many teach in the pre-trip rapture doctrine for example this view is not supported in scripture.
Peter 3: 10-13 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming do the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
The earth and the heavens are going to be completely burned up at the coming of Jesus that fact alone blows away all the false teachings and beliefs that are out there today. No matter what you have been taught or believe when Jesus returns the earth and the heavens are burned up…gone for good. Many teach other false hoods but if they require an earth and universe to be fulfilled, than they must be false. The new heavens and the new earth and new Jerusalem are sinless and will not have any of the past false teachings and doctrines at this point, in fact they too were burned up in the process.
All the events the bible that reference the resurrection, judgment, new earth, take place on the ‘last day’ or after that, not before. The return of Jesus is what puts these events into motion and you cannot separate the resurrection of the unsaved dead from the saved dead in scripture, they are intertwined. If one thinks or believes otherwise it is your believe or understanding that is false.
However when the earth and universe is burned up something to consider here; time stops because there is no sun or stars in the universe it is all gone, until the new one is created. The reason why every eye will see Jesus at His return is simple their are no lights the sun, stars and moon all burned up, all gone! He will be the only light in the universe. It will be impossible for us to miss Him.
It is refereed to as ‘the last day’ ‘the day of the Lord’. If we focus on that fact this last day it is simple to understand. None of us know when this last day will take place we only know the signs.